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17 Nov 2022

Full-Time Project Manager (2 positions)

DannyF – Posted by DannyF Portland, Oregon, United States

Job Description


Are you a skilled and knowledgeable project management professional? Do you consider yourself an effective communicator who enjoys working with people from diverse backgrounds? If so, then these positions are for you!


The Department of Community Justice (DCJ) Director’s Office is currently seeking two dynamic & experienced Project Managers to join the Director’s Office:

  • Workforce Equity Strategic Plan (WESP) Project Manager
  • DCJ Project Manager


As the WESP Project Manager, you will oversee the development, planning, coordination, administration and implementation of WESP initiatives across the department. Management of the project will include setting project goals and formally monitoring the progress and quality of outcomes to ensure effective results.  You will also function as the primary information/technical resource for assigned staff and team members and maintain technical project and compliance reports, records, and documentation.


As the DCJ Project Manager, you will oversee the development, planning, coordination, administration and implementation of major DCJ projects and any American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funded initiatives. You will provide a variety of high-level strategic, administrative, and management functions in the development and implementation of policies, procedures, and processes, including identifying goals and objectives and improving program performance and outcomes.


Primary Responsibilities For Both Positions:

  • Lead the planning and implementation of projects
  • Develop project plans
  • Facilitate the definition of project scope, goals, milestones, and deliverables
  • Define project tasks and resource requirements
  • Plan and schedule project timelines
  • Identify project risks and develop contingency plans
  • Assemble and coordinate project staff
  • Manage project budgets
  • Communicate with stakeholders
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation for current and future DCJ investments


The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Ability to create space and promote a culture of respect, inclusiveness, and appreciation of diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and values
  • Ability to manage all aspects of division-level projects, from initiation to implementation
  • Ability to organize, facilitate, and participate in meetings to identify needs and build consensus and collaboration
  • Ability to work independently, applying well-developed subject knowledge, and exercising judgment
  • Awareness of community organizations and an understanding of procurement procedures. i.e. drafting proposals, invitations for bids, conducting market research while analyzing and reviewing federal, state, and local laws, regulations, policies, and procedures in order to ensure compliance.


Workforce Equity:  At Multnomah County we are committed to maintaining an effective, respectful and inclusive workplace. We value collaborative problem solving and strive for continuous improvement. We strongly believe in workforce equity, diversity and inclusion. Visit our Workforce Equity Strategic Plan (WESP) to see where Multnomah County is headed with these values.



Vision ~ Community Safety through Positive Change 

The Department of Community Justice (DCJ) is recognized as a national leader in both adult and juvenile community justice. DCJ routinely consults and makes use of evidence-based practices in our program and policy development. The Department’s commitment to data-informed decision-making has led DCJ to make smart investments of taxpayer dollars in supervision, sanctions, and services for the county’s highest risk and highest need justice-involved individuals. DCJ makes long-term investments in its employees through the provision of education and training. The Department believes that in order to enhance public safety we must work collaboratively with the judiciary, law enforcement, schools, treatment agencies, and the community.


More general information about the Department of Community Justice including our mission, vision, and strategies can be found at:


The Department of Community Justice’s Strategic Plan (Executive Summary and Full report) can be found at:


COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: To protect the health of the community and employees, Multnomah County requires employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved medical or religious exemption as a qualification of employment.


The rule applies to all employees, as allowable by law. Candidates who receive an offer of County employment must provide proof of vaccination upon hire or submit an exception request prior to their start date.


Additional Information:

Type of Position: This hourly position is eligible for overtime.

Type: Represented

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Schedule: Monday – Friday, 40 hours per week

Location: Hybrid: Telework and Mead Building @ 421 SW 5th Ave., Portland OR 97204


Multnomah County offers a comprehensive benefit package to all eligible employees. A few highlights include:

  • Health insurance (medical, dental, vision, Cigna or Kaiser Permanente).
  • Qualify for a defined benefit pension after five years of vesting; we pick up the employee’s share of the retirement contribution (6% of subject wages).
  • Generous paid leave (vacation, sick, parental, bereavement, military etc.)
  • Life insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance
  • Optional deferred compensation and flexible spending accounts
  • Access to a free annual Tri-met bus pass
  • Access to wellness resources


The eligible list established from this recruitment may be used to fill future full-time, part-time, regular, temporary, limited duration, and on-call positions.

Diversity and Inclusion: At Multnomah County, we don’t just accept difference; we value it and support it to create a culture of dignity and respect for our employees.


We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran or protected veteran status, genetic information and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available for your reference. Multnomah County is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. We request priority protected veteran referrals.


Veterans’ Preference: Under Oregon Law, qualifying veterans may apply for veterans’ preference. Review our veterans’ preference page for details about eligibility and how to apply.


Accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act: We gladly provide reasonable accommodation to anyone whose specific disability prevents them from completing an application or participating in this recruitment process. Please contact the recruiter below in advance to request assistance. Individuals with hearing or speech impairments may contact the recruiter through the Telecommunications Relay Service by dialing 711.

How to Apply

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: civil service, corrections, Criminal Justice, Government, law enforcement, trauma informed, and  project management. Salaries: 80,000 - 100,000.


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